I was very careful, and still, it happened.

On January 6, 2009, cousins Phal Sophoeun and Nai Vinn, 14 and 11, were brutally raped and murdered in the Pursat province of Cambodia. I reported on their lives and their deaths with my colleague Neou Vannarin. 

Fed up with the constant violence against Cambodia's children, my editor in chief Kevin Doyle and I started a process of systematically reporting every child rape that came to our attention – several each week and only the tip of the iceberg. My stories later inspired a documentary, on which I was hired as an associate producer. I wish I could say the violence ended...